seeds of Small Red Cherry Heirloom Tomato seeds
Small Red Cherry Tomato seeds
Small Red Cherry tomatoes (Lycopersicon esceluntum) have a rich history that dates back to the Aztecs in the 15th century. Synonyms include Lycopersicon cerasiforme and Lycopersicon humboldtii. Many Americans also grew this cultivar in the 1840s before becoming popular nationally by 1919. The cultivation of Small Red Cherry tomatoes has spread widely and now happens in most countries around the world. The fruit is shaped like small globes and weigh between 15 and 30 grams. Unripe fruit is initially green in colour before changing to a bright red when ripening starts.
The best Small Red Cherry Tomatoes are firm and have a thin skin. Small Red Cherry tomatoes have a sweet taste that’s more concentrated than the larger tomato varieties. In addition to being juicy, the fruit also have low levels of acidity which makes them ideal cooking ingredients. The tomatoes also make an excellent addition to sandwiches once they are diced. There’s also the option to use the diced pieces to make salads, salsas and sauces. Small Red Cherries plants are indeterminate and produce many fruits in a single tree once they mature. Places that experience lots of sunlight and little to no frost are bound to have high yielding plants. It takes over 85 days for the plant to mature and yield ripe fruit.